ashton, the kid that sits next to you in your drawing class that starts at 9am, always walks in with a dimply smile and a coffee. one day he introduces himself and asks to take you to the schools coffee shop after class, and then every week after that he walks in with a dimply grin and two coffees.
I’m actually a little bit wary of the blanket “Trump won the US election because democrats were completely unwilling to engage his supporters in any way other than calling them racist sexist homophobes and in fact called everyone
racist sexist homophobes instead of a real argument” thing.
The fact is, I’ve repeatedly engaged Trump supporters in arguments - not specifically on this topic in general - and I almost always got immediately strawmanned. Sometimes into endorsing “cultural marxism” which was not vaguely defined, sometimes “yeah i also want all CIS males and all whitey to die like the scum they are, gonna check my privilege so hard”. Sometimes just, “TRIGGERED!”
Now you might be saying that it’s a preliminary reaction towards smug liberals with “white tears” mugs and epic misandry maymays, but they say that to a person who has openly and repeatedly decried this exact sort of liberals for years and expressed none of the views that intersect with theirs at all.
Then these same people talk about how they were never ever engaged in a positive discussion, only told to check their privilege.
When - you say that there is a difference between gays, who engage in their lifestyle quietly in their bedroom, and faggots, who are offended by everything and make it their identity and make their lives revolve around it and never stop complaining, - and I retort that there was no actual period where gays were in the closet and everything was fine, as people were forcibly dragged out of their closet, blackmailed and fined and fired and jailed, which is the point of being openly gay in the first place - and your response is just, “TRIGGERED!” and “check your privilege!”, - and then you complain that no one engages you in any disagreement other than calling you a homophobe and telling you to check your privilege,
Then honestly it needs questioning what ridiculous standards of charitability you expect to force onto people without following them yourself, and what kind of thing do you even expect out of dialogue to begin with.
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